Coffee Shops Experimenting with Coffee Delivery

Imagine having a hot cup of coffee delivered straight to your work or home. This is soon to become a reality as coffee shops experiment with coffee deliveries. Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are experimenting with on-demand ordering to deliver hot drinks directly to consumers at work or to their front door.

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Starbucks is currently testing two delivery options:

  • Starbucks Green Apron Delivery – Empire State Building tenants and registered guests can order Starbucks coffee online and have it delivered directly to their office. This is a pilot project in the dense urban environment to serve the building’s 12,000 employees. Starbucks prioritizes and delivers the order with 30 minutes. A Starbucks employee will bring the order to the company front desk or reception area to meet the customer.
  • Starbucks Delivery in Seattle – Seattle residents can use the Starbucks iPhone app to get Starbucks delivered by Postmates to any location in town. Delivery is only available in select areas in Seattle, but more cities and platforms are soon to come.

Dunkin’ Donuts has a few opportunities as well:

  • On-the-Go Ordering App – Dunkin’ Donuts Perks customers in Portland, Maine can use this app to sync to their Perks account to skip the line and pick up their orders at the counter or drive-thru. This is not a delivery option, but there is opportunity to use the mobile app for deliveries in the future.
  • DoorDash – Customers living in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington D.C. can have their coffee and food delivered to their doors within 45 minutes from 7am-10pm. The company is considering a national rollout for this in the future!

In addition to these large coffee chains, there are many smaller coffee shops that have already started delivering coffee to customers. Coffee delivery will continue to be more popular and available in the future. Coffee shops are still working on developing the perfect way to deliver coffee at the right temperature and time. These companies want to ensure that they maintain their high reputation for great coffee, so if they can master these two obstacles, the future of on-demand coffee delivery is looking bright.

Let us know what you think about coffee delivery options. Which drink will you order for delivery?

Starbucks on a Truck?

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Food trucks are definitely one of those little things in life that anyone would look forward to. They’re great because they’re fun, affordable, local (usually) and, they’re delicious (most of the time). Believe it or not, recently, one of the largest brands in the world kick started their venture into the food truck arena.

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This August, Starbucks announced its plans for their mobile Starbucks stores to hit 3 colleges in the US. These lucky 3 campuses are Arizona State University, James Madison University and Coastal Carolina University. Starbucks and their longtime partner – Aramark, are running the Food Truck project together. Cathy Schlosberg, Vice President of Marketing for Aramark Education said “We believe the Starbucks mobile truck is a perfect opportunity to increase the convenience of our offerings and help meet our student body wherever they are in their busy days.“

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Starbucks Food Truck

We think this is a great opportunity for Starbucks to be exploring as they continue to grow in the ever-so competitive food and beverage markets now. Rumor has it that these are only pilots, and if the project is a success, we’ll soon be seeing more of these Starbucks Food Trucks around more campuses.